[rdfweb-dev] Relationship Schema Updated

Dan Brickley danbri at w3.org
Sat Mar 13 10:37:22 UTC 2004


* Morten Frederiksen <mof-rdf at mfd-consult.dk> [2004-03-13 11:15+0100]
> 'lo,
> 
> On Saturday 13 March 2004 07:09, Michael Bauser wrote:
> > Data formats are no place for petty cultural bigotry.
> I agree with your opinion, but not with your use of the language, it almost 
> made me not read what you had written.
> 
> For those that haven't, it seems the anthropologists have figured out, that 
> all kin-relationships can be defined with just eight terms: mother, father, 
> sister, brother, daughter, son, wife and husband.

I would support breaking out the family tree / kinship stuff into a 
separate namespace. I had been wanting to have such concepts for use in 
FOAF but only if could be done in a crossculturally sensitive way, which
isn't so easy...

Dan



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